PHOTOS: Best and worst places to be quarantined amid COVID-19


A runner walks on the beach after participating in the 19th running of the Rock n Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Sept. 1, 2019. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

As social distancing continues to be a thing amid the coronavirus pandemic, it turns out that being stuck at home is not as bad for some of us as it is for others.

Without access to theme parks, dining out, concerts and other events that call for large gatherings, other past-times have jumped a few notches in importance, such as roomy living spaces, fast internet, varied take-out options and outdoor green spaces to escape the inevitable cabin fever.

Zippia ranked the best and worst cities to be quarantined based on average apartment size, park land per person, residential broadband internet and takeout options.

If we just must stay home, here are the 10 best places to do it, according to Zippia:

  • Austin, Texas
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Raleigh, NC
  • San Jose, Calif
  • Chandler, Ariz.
  • Virginia Beach, Va.
  • San Diego
  • Las Vegas
  • Irvine, Calif.
  • Scottsdale, Ariz.

And where do residents staying at home have it the worst? Here are the 10 least desirable places to be, according to Zippia:

  • Boston Streets
  • McAllen, Texas
  • Arlington, Texas
  • Cleveland
  • Tucson, Ariz.
  • Laredo, Texas
  • Paterson, NJ
  • Hialeah Gardens, Florida
  • Newark, NJ

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